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N°: 71

Conservation work in the City of Damascus

Syrian Arab Republic
State Party
67,800 USD
Approved amount
30 Oct 1981
Decision Date
Terminated
Process Step
Amount Requested: 120,000 USD
Type of Assistance: Cultural / Conservation
Modality: Technical Cooperation
Previous Id: 1981-043
World Bank: LMC
N°: 71
Decision: Approved
Decision by: Committee
Approved amount: 67,800 USD
Decision Date: 30 Oct 1981

Committee Decisions

Code: 05COM XII.32

32. On the basis of the recommendations of the Bureau and the report of the working group, the Committee approved the following technical co-operation requests:

- Cyprus - Paphos (request n°79.1)  $54,000

- Egypt - Historic Centre of Cairo (request n°89.1(2))  $30,000

- Malta - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (request n°130.1)  $9,000

- Malta - City of Valetta and the Temples of Ggantija (request n°131.1/132.1.)  $3,250

- Poland - Historic Centre of Cracow (request n°29.1)  $75,000

- Senegal - Island of Gorée (request n°26.1)  $40,700

- Syria - Old City of Damascus (request n°20.1 Rev.)  $67,800

Sub-total for technical co-operation requests concerning cultural properties: $279,750

- Ethiopia - Simien National Park (request n°9.1)  $113,450

- Guinea - Nimba Strict Nature Reserver (request n°155.1)  $70,300

- Nepal - Sagarmatha National Park (request n°120.1)  $54,900

- Tanzania - African Wildlife College at Mweka (assistance to a regional training centre)  $60,000

- Tunisia - Ichkeul National Park (request n°8.1)  $30,000

Sub-total for technical co-operation requests concerning natural properties: $328,650

TOTAL $608,400

The Committee also approved an additional amount of 152,100 dollars for small projects. Thus the total budget for technical co-operation amounts to 760,500 dollars.

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Code: 05COM XII.33

33. Two members of the Committee expressed reservations about the content of the technical co-operation programme for the Old City of Damascus. The Committee shared their opinion in regard to the need for a master plan for the preservation of the traditional urban fabric of the city, and recommended that the competent Syrian authorities establish such a plan.

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Code: 05BUR III.14.A

14. The Bureau examined the deferred and new requests received from the States Parties to the Convention and made the following recommendations to the Committee.

A. Technical Co-operation requests projects recommended for approval

- Malta - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (request n°130.1)

The Bureau recommended that the Committee grant technical co-operation consisting of equipment and one month's consultant mission for a total amount of $9,000 to help with the preservation of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

- Malta - Ggantija and Valetta (request n°131.1/132.1)

The Bureau recommended that the Committee grant technical co-operation consisting of a two-week consultant mission to advise on setting up a stone research and conservation unit necessary for the preservation of Ggantija and Valletta, at a cost of $3,250.

- Poland - Cracow's Historic Centre (request n°29.1)

The Bureau recommended that technical co-operation in the form of equipment, the cost of which amounts to $75,500, be granted to Poland for the safeguarding of Cracow's Historic Centre.

- Syrian Arab Republic - City of Damascus (request n°20.1 revised)

The Bureau recommended that the Committee grant technical co-operation amounting to $120,000 in the form of equipment and financial assistance for conservation work in the City of Damascus.

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